6th Annual Jefferson Infertility Counseling Conference
 

6th ANNUAL JEFFERSON INFERTILITY CONFERENCE 
DESCRIPTION

The 6th Annual Jefferson Infertility Counseling Conference will be held in at the Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District in Philadelphia, PA on May 29 - June 1, 2019.  This conference is designed for mental health, nursing and other ART professionals, this unique conference explores ART’s intertwined psychological, legal and ethical issues. Expert lectures, interactive sessions, small workshops, live psych lab and networking opportunities all enhance targeted learning.  This year, we will be offering an Advance Clinical Practice Track and a Nursing Track.  

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019
FUNDAMENTALS

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe counseling approaches and challenges for ART for mental health and nursing professionals 
  • Recognize the roles and risks of patient consent and psychoeducation in ART
THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019
ADVANCE CLINICAL PRACTICE

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the donor-conceived community’s psychosocial diversity and complexity
  • Describe the evolving impact of pre-implantation genetic testing
THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019
NURSING TRACK

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the impact of genetic technologies/information, mental health, and societal/cultural diversity on ART patients 
  • Identify common stressors in fertility nursing and develop mechanisms for setting boundaries and resolving nursing dilemmas in office-based practice
Friday, May 31, 2019
ETHICS

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the current psychosocial, counseling and legal challenges in surrogacy
  • Develop ethical problem solving strategies for working with surrogacy stakeholders
SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019
PAI WORKSHOP
 
A basic introduction to the use and interpretation of the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) in reproductive medicine and fertility counseling settings. This workshop will address the unique features of the PAI, with particular attention to the problem of defensiveness, and includes case studies for illustration.
 
SATURDAY PAI Workshop Instructions --> DOWNLOAD

Workshop Objectives:

  • Describe the unique advantages of the PAI for psychological assessment of individuals in reproduction medicine and fertility counseling settings
  • List three types of respondent behavior that affect the accuracy of PAI results
  • Describe three strategies for evaluating defensiveness of individual respondents
*This is an optional session that will be held at Thomas Jefferson University at an additional cost.


Presented by:

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Thomas Jefferson University 
Health Psychology Solutions